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Xenforo Attention XF admins with google custom search..

Discussion in 'Forum software usage' started by ModeltogTossen, Jan 30, 2016.

  1. ModeltogTossen

    ModeltogTossen I wish I could??

    Dec 20, 2015
    Local Time:
    12:14 PM
    Calling all CMM friends with XF and added google custom search on XF..

    Now - I have choosen to create this thread in the Off Topic forum because this is a question about google custom search and don't relate to any issues with either cmm or xenforo.. Moved by @eva2000 - Some of it is on noob level and sorry for that.

    I know that @eva2000 has google custom search here on his XF site - do not know of other.

    First - a little explanation.
    So - I have a semi closed forum that requires login to access to full content. I do have public access to some thread and its content. I do not wish to monetize my site with google custom search - only after yet better search - perhaps give not logged in users access to that, so they can see what my site offer but not have access to before register and login.

    Question 1: If I install google custom search and make it access those closed areas, would I then later could find it on google with direct access to or is google custom search for my site only?

    Question 2: As some of you know I got elasticsearch and the xf advanced search setup and installed. I do have very good search results within my XF forum. Would I gain any bonus by also offer google custom search?

    Question 3: Did you hand craft installed google custom search or did you use some XF add-on?

    Sorry for this long - thoughts I have - post about google custom search.. I sincerely hope some wish to get back with some insight on this matter..

    Thanks in advance.
    Last edited: Jan 30, 2016
  2. eva2000

    eva2000 Administrator Staff Member

    May 24, 2014
    Brisbane, Australia
    Local Time:
    9:14 PM
    Nginx 1.19.x
    MariaDB 5.5/10.x
    probably won't be able to index example use google search on this forum for 'kuratas' and you only get result for Off Topic | Centmin Mod Community which is lists the forum listed thread but not thread itself. As off topic forum is read only by guests so googlebots can't read thread contents for

    might i have all as well, elasticsearch and googlesearch Google Search | Centmin Mod Community

    hand code and install in XF custom page
  3. deltahf

    deltahf Premium Member Premium Member

    Jun 8, 2014
    Local Time:
    6:14 AM
    My site is bigger than just my XF board (I have tons of content in WordPress), so I offer the Google search to users outside of the forum. If you do a search on the forum pages, it uses XF's ElasticSearch under the presumption that users will be mainly interested in searching the forum content.
  4. rdan

    rdan Well-Known Member

    May 25, 2014
    Local Time:
    7:14 PM
    I'm using Reckons addon.